[07/06/11 - 11:03 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, July 6 Updates include: A&E renews "Breakout Kings"; Russell T Davies plots return to Showtime; and Justin Deeley, Megalyn Echikunwoke set for The CW's "90210."
DESCRIPTION: (from Logo's press release, December 2014) Logo TV and BBC Worldwide North America today announced a production deal for Logo TV to co-produce, with Channel 4 (UK), Cucumber and Banana - two interlinked dramas from the multi BAFTA(R) award-winning writer of Doctor Who and Queer as Folk, Russell T Davies. Both dramas, produced by RED Production Company are slated to premiere on Logo TV in early 2015. Russell T Davies says: "It's an honour and delight to team up with Logo for these brand new dramas. It's 16 years since I created Queer As Folk, which means I've had 16 years to build up new characters, new stories, and new insights into our lives. Across both series, we explore gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender stories, as well as love beyond labels - this is 50 shades of gay, and beyond!" The two interwoven drama series will explore 21st century gay life in all its powerful, witty, dark and uplifting guises through the lens of two disparate generations. The hour-long Cucumber will explore the lives and misadventures of Henry Best and his long-suffering boyfriend of nine years, Lance Sullivan. The half-hour Banana will follow the individual lives of younger characters orbiting around Henry's world, telling stories of modern love - the romantic, the obsessed, the hopeful, the lonely, the lost, and the lucky - in an urban Manchester, England setting.